ode to a form

yes, it


some skill

to write a

real quadrille;

musical, like

a trill, a thrill

to take up

your best quill

let creative

juices spill;

count each


you will

keep writing

until the

quota of

cuarenta y cuatro

you fill…

then chill.


Chilling at the poets’ pub today, writing quadrilles on the word “spill”.


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arcadia (@MissArcadia)
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 19:29:34

    Love this!


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 16:16:48

    So fun and clever. Great rhyme and flow. I’m smiling.


  3. freyathewriter
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 14:54:35

    Lovely – you have such skill.


  4. sarahsouthwest
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 13:51:58

    And – chill! I love this long thin poem, like a long cool drink.


  5. Walt Wojtanik
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 12:18:34

    Once again, the musicality of this stands tall, Lynn. A great lesson in form!


  6. Grace
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 08:05:19

    Love the chill poem Lynn ! This was so fun to read 🙂


  7. Anita
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 04:07:27

    Cool ode 🙂
    Now time to chill!
    Justice done to Quadrille!


  8. kim881
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 02:27:51

    Your quadrille has made me chill; it’s cheered me up! As I mentioned on someone else’s post, it’s dull and wet here!


  9. maria
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 00:37:53

    I know the feeling!! Hahaha. Clever take, Lynn. 😀


  10. whimsygizmo
    Jun 14, 2016 @ 00:01:18

    How perfect! LOVE all of your rhyme here!


  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 23:43:10

    Ha, love the chill… That’s what’s fun (thank for word count in my word processor)


  12. Patti
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 21:16:11

    Spill, then chill. Good advice for many endeavors.


  13. lifelessons
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 21:13:47

    Hi Lynn..I actually had to count backwards from 96–the original number of words in my poem. I am a bad guesser when it comes to numbers or distances!


  14. kanzensakura
    Jun 13, 2016 @ 21:08:46

    I so like this Lynn! And you are 100% right – spill then chill.


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